Korean American Medical Association

Member Biography

Special Advisor

Mary E. Choi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Weill Cornell Medicine Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Mary E. Choi is Professor of Medicine (with tenure) at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Choi received her B.A. with Distinction, and MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Duke, and her Nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Choi is a physician-scientist and an established investigator in the field of cell signal transduction and kidney pathobiology. Her research program has longstanding support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has delivered major lectures both nationally and internationally. Her additional contributions to the scientific community have included serving on grant review committees, including the NIH and the Wellcome Trust, and the editorial board of major scientific journals as well as several key committees including the National Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association, and American Society of Nephrology. She is currently a standing member of the NIH Pathobiology of Kidney Disease(PBKD) study section. Dr. Choi is committed to training and mentoring physician-scientists and has served as the mentor and sponsor for NIH K08/K23 grants, and fellowship awards of trainees who have gone on to secure academic faculty positions. She currently serves on the executive committee of NIH T32 multidisciplinary training grant and Director of Training Unit in lung and vascular injury.

Dr. Choi served as the President of the Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) for 2 years (2020-2021) and led initiatives aimed at promoting women in medicine, and mentoring students and trainees of Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA) and Korean American Medical Residents and Fellows (KAMRAF).